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BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland Tricks
BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland Tricks BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland Tricks BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland Tricks

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: by Shek Hon
Audience: Trade
Specs: color photographs throughout, index, glossary
Pages: 128
Trim Size: 7 1/2" X 9 1/2" X 5/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20100701
Copyright Year: 2010
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BMX Riding Skills: The Guide to Flatland Tricks

A comprehensive guide to the "king of street sports."

A comprehensive guide to the "king of street sports."

Intense racing, jaw-dropping stunts and freestyle tricks make BMX a favorite among youth. BMX Riding Skills is about the tricks, guiding readers through the maneuvers, techniques, clothing and equipment that add up to competition-worthy skills and a pro street image.

Packed with hundreds of illustrations and action photos and written in a laid-back style typical of its audience, the book features:

  • 35 of the most popular BMX tricks
  • The origins and culture of BMX
  • Types of BMX riding
  • The rules of this "rule-free" sport
  • Competition and events
  • Types of BMX bikes, materials and components
  • Choosing the right wheels and tires
  • The best in protective equipment and clothing
  • How to avoid injury when falling

    All of the tricks are described in step-by-step photographs and graded by difficulty, progressing from basic to intermediate to advanced. There are also valuable tips and visualization techniques used by pro riders to control nerves.

  • Bio:

    Shek Hon has been an avid BMX rider for 26 years, and he has performed at and competed in BMX demonstrations. He has also organized, judged and acted as a commentator at BMX events. He has been contributing to BMX publications and media for 14 years.

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